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Visitors on Nusa Dua Beach, right behind the Grand Hyatt Hotel, were shocked to find a floating body on Wednesday afternoon (2/27).

The man, later identified as American tourist, Dr Arnold Bucciarllei (76) allegedly drowned while swimming in Nusa Dua waters and was declared dead on arrival at BIMC Hospital.

According to BaliPost, the American man was staying at Hotel Vidi Taman Griya, Jimbaran. From information gathered from the victim’s guide or driver, Edi Santoso (34), at 2.30pm he and the man headed for Nusa Dua from Jimbaran and when they arrived at the beach a half hour later, the victim immediately went in the water for a swim.

15 minutes later, Edi from Bondowoso, East Java, heard a beach goer shouting that they had seen a body floating from the beach. Edi ran immediately to the location and discovered that his guest was the victim.

Edi and the beach goers pulled the man to the beach. The driver, Edi asked nearby residents to call the ambulance from BIMC Hospital. The ambulance arrived five minutes later and the man was transported to the hospital.

Upon arrival at the hospital, the medical team found the victim had no pulse and was declared dead.

South Kuta District police spokesman, Inspector Muh. Nurul Yaqin, confirmed the incident and said. “The incident is being handled by the Denpasar Water Police.”